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Australia: Writers’ Networks Australasian Association of Writing Programs http://www.aawp.org.au/ Provides a forum for discussion on all aspects of teaching creative and professional writing as well as current theories on creativity and writing, and aims to improve the quality of programs across the country. Australian Poetry Centre http://www.australianpoetrycentre.org.au/ Not-for-profit, established to promote reading, writing and publishing activities associated with Australian poetry in all of its forms.

Australian Society of Authors http://www.asauthors.org/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=ASP0016/ccms.r Professional association forAustralia’s literary creators. Since 1963, promotes and protects the rights ofAustralia’s writers and illustrators, almost 3000 members acrossAustralia. Australian Writers’ Guild

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http://www.awg.com.au/ Professional association for Australian performance writers including film, television, theatre, radio and digital media. Has 50 year history of representing the professional interests of Australian scriptwriters. Fellowship of Australian Writers http://www.writers.asn.au/ Founded in 1928 to bring together all those interested in writing for their mutual professional, cultural and social benefit, and to provide information and advice to them. Autonomous branches in all states and territories with regional branches in country and metropolitan areas. Acts on behalf of writers in areas such as government policy, literary awards, professional advice, representation of writers’ rights Gold Coast Writers Association http://www.goldcoastwriters.org/ Encourages and supports writers from all genres, age groups and levels of writing to grow, learn and excel in their craft. Poets Union http://www.poetsunion.com/ Encourages and develops opportunities for poets and contemporary poetry inAustralia. Run by volunteers and one part-time employee, organizes readings, workshops, tours, and festivals all around the country.

Queensland Writers Centre http://www.qwc.asn.au/ Strives to ensure more Australian writers have sustainable careers, and to have their work read and enjoyed throughout the world. Encourages connection and creativity through the art and business of writing, and celebrates the importance of books and stories. South Australia Writers Centre http://www.sawc.org.au/ Since 1985, acts as a resource centre for writers of all ages and experiences. Focuses on writing activities and works with a wide range of organisations to promote and encourage writers

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and literature in society. Assists new and established writers on every aspect of writing, such as publishing, performing and presentation and has a vast range of useful reference books and a library with over 1600 books mainly donated by South Australian writers. South Coast Writers Centre http://web.1earth.net/~scwc/resources.htm Provides professional development, information and networks for writers and readers on theSouthCoastandSouthern Highlandsof NSW. Our Roundup of Writers’ Networks in the English-speaking World United States: Writers’ Networks United Kingdom: Writers’ Networks Canada: Writers’ Networks New Zealand: Writers’ Networks

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Australia: Writers’ Networks